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CARELESS DRIVING OFFENCES

Codes and Penalty Points

Careless Driving Codes for traffic offences are shown on your driver's part 2 driving licence along with the amount of time it will remain there. The driver will also see it on the summons they receive from the authorities (Police, Crown Prosecution Service, Courts Etc.).

You as VDOC manager must monitor the driving licences of all drivers on your companies or oranisations business on a regular basis to ensure that your Vehicles Duty of Care in this area does not catch you out!

N.B.When does the Judgment start? Date of the Offence or the Conviction?

  • Codes CD10, CD20, CD30 - Four years from date of Offence*
  • Penalty Code

    OFFENCE

    Penalty Points

    CD10

    Driving without due care and attention

    3 - 9

    CD20

    Driving without reasonable consideration for other road users

    3 - 9

    CD30

    Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users

    3 - 9

  • Codes CD40, CD50, CD60, CD70 - Eleven years from date of Conviction**
  • Penalty Code

    OFFENCE

    Penalty Points

    CD40

    Causing death through casual driving when unfit through drink

    3 - 11

    CD50

    Causing death by casual driving when unfit through drugs

    3 - 11

    CD60

    Causing death by casual driving with alcohol level above the limit

    3 - 11

    CD70

    Causing death by casual driving then failing to supply a specimen

    3 - 11

  • Codes CD80, CD90 - Four years from date of Conviction*
  • Penalty Code

    OFFENCE

    Penalty Points

    CD80

    Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving

    3 - 11

    CD90

    Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers

    3 - 11

    *Example: Date of offence is 10th January 2010 - the endorsement points must stay on the licence until 10th January 2014

    **Example: Date of offence is 10th January 2010 - the endorsement points must stay on the licence until 10th January 2021

    "Totting-up" penalty points

    If you build up 12 or more penalty points within a period of three years, you'll be liable to be disqualified under the "totting-up" system. This is shown on your licence as TT99.

    Information on your driving entitlement and endorsements are sent to the courts and police on request.

    For every offence which carries penalty points the court has a discretionary power to order the licence holder to be disqualified, fined and imprisoned. This may be for Obligatory or Discretionary periods the court thinks fit under court guidelines - HERE


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    The following Video shows how inconsiderate drivers maim and kill just as many people as speeding and drunk drivers. It is over before you know it, so stay focused!


    Vehicles Duty of Care - Golden Rules

    Drivers are at their most vulnerable immediately following a road incident and therefore it is here that you want to be sure that you have done all that you can to support the driver while protecting the company to make sure that the correct procedures will be followed.

    A VDOC manager must be able to prove at all times to both management and the authorities that their driving licence records are up to date and that includes Penalty Points!

    Signed for - Written instructions and advice to all drivers of vehicles on company business!


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